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A lesson in resources

Adding Up

I was worried advising would never be personal enough, but I realize now, in such a large school, advising will be as personal as you make it.
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An unlikely pairing

Adding Up

Looking back, I wouldn’t trade my semester abroad for anything. But I do realize that as a STEM major, it’s probably simpler not to go abroad at all.
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Minimal exposure

Adding Up

When I arrived at UC Berkeley, I found that many of my peers had already been programming for years, whereas I was a true beginner to the subject.
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I grade my own homework

Adding Up

The constant demand of being fully engaged with course material can be stressful, but I think the true value of UC Berkeley’s competitive environment is that I am constantly pushed to do more than I thought I ever could.
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The scarlet letters: HPV

Queerly Political

It felt humanizing to receive health care that respected my sexual orientation. The doctors at Planned Parenthood understood that neither gender nor sex is a binary.
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Writing my own story

Alien on Campus

I craved more narratives about people whose winters were not full of snow — the stories of people in my own country and in different parts of the world.
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The great competition

Adding Up

When I came to Berkeley, instead of reaching out to my peers, I tended to work alone because I was overwhelmed by the huge class sizes and large workloads. Looking back on my four years, I wish I had seen the benefits of working with my peers sooner.
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